Forthcoming Events

21.05.2018 - 25.05.2018, CECAM-ES, Madrid, Spain
26.05.2018 - 26.05.2018, Universität Zürich Zentrum , KOH -B-10 Rämistrasse bei 71, Zürich


Ursula Keller: Nomination for European Inventor Award 2018Ursula Keller is nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award for Ultrafast pulsed Lasers
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Ursula Keller, Thomas Feuer, Majed Chergui, Hans Jakob Wörner, Jean-Pierre Wolf and Ursula Röthlisberger
ERC Advanced Grants for Ursula Keller and Ruth Signorell- a major success for women scientists in the NCCR MUST
ETH WPF General Assembly - 28 March 2018Video-conferencing in Zürich and Lausanne
Thomas Feuer: Vortrag über THz Strahlung (in German)- in der Physikalischen Gesellschaft Zürich (PGZ)
Ursula Keller awarded the IEEE Photonics Award 2018 -for her work as a pioneer in the field of ultrafast lasers
Jean-Pierre Wolf to Receive ZEISS Research Award - for his groundbreaking application of laser pulses in researching the earth’s atmosphere
Majed Chergui elected to the Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain - as successor to Ahmed Zewail (1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)
GAP-Biophotonics with Jean-Pierre Wolf-visited by the Grand Conseil of Geneva
Special Issue of Structural Dynamics on the NCCR MUST- with 10 reviews and 2 perspectives
First time resolved Pilot Experiment by SwissFEL (30.11.2017)Semiconductor to metal transition in Ti3O5 nanocrystals
The world's shortest laser pulse- pulse duration of 43 attoseconds (Hans Jakob Wörner)
Sicherer durchs Gewitter fliegen- flying safely through lightning (Jean Pierre Wolf)

Advancement of Women

In NCCR MUST the important work on the advancement of women in science involves setting up a variety of initiatives: from creating networks and peer mentoring for female scientists (ETH Women Professors Forum and MUST Women Scientist Network) to conducting research on the issues for women who work in science, engineering and technology (SET). One regular goal is to speak with the women members of NCCR MUST, and use their opinions and experiences. Another important aim is to communicate the findings and, as such, to develop the website as a resource centre to support women scientists.

NCCR MUST has also invested in a project aimed at increasing the number of female scientists in the network. The Inter-MUST Woman postdoc award is a MUST scheme to encourage the appointment of women at the postdoctoral level. The awardees work for two or more professors in our network on a joint research program. In Phase I of NCCR MUST two women postdocs were awarded this grant. In Phase II there have been four successful applications.  A new project in Phase III is the development of an internship program for female science undergraduates. This will give the students chosen the opportunity to spend a month in one of the NCCR MUST research groups, during a semester break. The aim is to encourage female students into careers in physics and chemistry.
NCCR MUST Office : ETHZ IQE/ULP-HPT H3 | Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1 | 8093 Zurich | E-Mail | +41 44 633 36 02
The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) are a research instrument of the Swiss National Science Foundation